Woman died af­ter suf­fer­ing stroke

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A WOMAN died in hos­pi­tal af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke at a care home.

Eu­nice Whyte, 86, suf­fered a stroke on Septem­ber 9, last year, while she was liv­ing at Ash­fields Res­i­den­tial Home on Prest­bury Road in Mac­cles­field, an in­quest heard.

A doc­tor as­sessed Eu­nice and ad­vised care home staff to mon­i­tor the grand­mother, the hear­ing was told.

Two days later when Eu­nice was in­jured fall­ing from her bed, she was taken to Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal.

Eu­nice, a re­tired nurse, did not re­cover and died on Septem­ber 18.

An in­quest at Mac­cles­field Town Hall con­cluded that Eu­nice died from a nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring stroke and ac­ci­den­tal fall.

Coro­ner Ni­cholas Rhein­berg said Eu­nice had many med­i­cal prob­lems.

Sharon Ban­nis­ter, man­ager of Ash­fields, told the in­quest that Eu­nice was ‘act­ing nor­mally’, sit­ting up and chat­ting to staff.

She said that her con­di­tion de­te­ri­o­rated two days later af­ter Eu­nice fell out of bed around 5pm.

Mrs Ban­nis­ter said Eu­nice was checked again at 7pm but had de­te­ri­o­rated by 8pm when an am­bu­lance was called.

A brain scan re­vealed bleed­ing to the brain, caused by the orig­i­nal stroke, and a head in­jury, be­lieved to have oc­curred dur­ing the fall.

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